Vestas tops wind turbines supplier ranking ’09-BTM

Danish Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) retained its leading position in the global wind-turbine market with a 12.5% share in 2009, closely followed by US-based GE Energy, according to a sector update by Danish consultancy BTM Consult, published today.

GE Energy, part of US industrial conglomerate General Electric (NYSE: GE), was only 25 MW behind Vestas last year.

The next largest players were Chinese Sinovel with 9.2%, German Enercon with 8.5% and Chinese Goldwind with 7.2%.

In 2009, China dominated the wind-turbine market with its manufacturers Sinovel, Goldwind and Dongfang, present in BTM Consult’s top 10 ranking.

According to the analysis, the global wind power capacity grew by 38,103 MW to some 160,000 MW in 2009. This corresponds to an annual growth of 35% and an increase in cumulative installations of 31%.

China was clearly the most successful wind energy market with a total 13,750 MW of new capacity installed last year. The USA installed some 10,000 MW and Europe — 10,738 MW.
Top Wind Turbines in 2009 (BTM):

1) Vestas Denmark 12.5
2) GE U.S. 12.4
3) Sinovel China 9.2
4) Enercon Germany 8.5
5) Goldwind China 7.2
6) Gamesa Spain 6.7
7) Dongfang China 6.5
8) Suzlon India 6.4
9) Siemens Germany 5.9
10) RePower Germany 3.4
Others 18.5

BTM-C was founded in 1986 and with now more than two decades of experience in the wind energy sector.